Vehicle access: Our vehicle entrance will be reduced to one lane from 25 July until the end of November 2022, due to the construction of a new set of traffic lights outside Te Papa.
Info about vehicle access to Te Papa 25 Jul – Nov 2022

Book a research library visit

Making the most of your visit

The library is mostly a closed stack library with material stored in more than one location in Wellington, meaning you have to request the resources you wish to use before your visit.  It’s important for you to use our catalogues prior to visiting to outline your needs.  Explore the library catalogue or Art and Exhibition file catalogue before requesting a visit.

We will endeavour to respond within 5 working days.

Te Aka Matua Research Library reading facilities – find out more

Make a general enquiry through our online contact form

Request a visit

This is an enquiry form only. We’ll contact you within five working days to confirm or discuss your booking.

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Date and time of visit
We require five working days’ notice to assist with finding material for you, as our library resources are housed in various locations.
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Te Aka Matua Reading Room: Monday–Friday, 10:00am–3:30pm. Closed public holidays. The Hector Room: Tuesdays and Thursdays only, 9:00am–12:00pm. Closed public holidays.
About your visit
Please check the The library catalogue or The Art and Exhibition file catalogue to identify resources you are interested in viewing. Note these in your request so we have them available when you visit.
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